Sunderland’s Patrick van Aanholt repeats 1973 medicine for Leeds United

Shortly before kick-off several members of Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup-winning team were presented to the crowd. The only shame was that Dennis Tueart, Jimmy Montgomery, Micky Horswill and friends could not remain on the pitch on a day when Gus Poyet’s class of 2014-15 rather huffed and puffed into the fourth round.

It was the first time Sunderland had been drawn against Leeds United in the competition since that momentous May afternoon at Wembley almost 42 years ago. This time Leeds were very much the underdogs and, despite protests to the contrary, the suspicion lingered that the Cup was neither side’s priority.

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